• Recreate yesterday’s 50s style kitchen

    Today: Modern day products to recreate yesterday’s flashback kitchen. My finds include:

    • Formica microdot laminate in yellow.
    • Wilsonart brushed yellow laminate.
    • Sherwin-Williams Pink Flamingo Paint from the Suburban Modern palette.
    • Armstrong’s Marmorette (true linoleum) sheet flooring in Green Parrot.

    Pretty cool! If this kitchen wouldn’t make you happy – nothing would!

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    1. can’t find flooring of retro multi colored patterns in sheets, ot aqt least pink and tourquoise. Van you sugget? I will have metro shelfs to display my 50′s kitchen collectables

    2. Connie – Go to the tile/flooring store, and look at the Commercial Flooring books from Armstrong, Manning and Congoleum — all the major makers. You can also look online, but sometimes there are even more samples at the store. There are some ‘confetti’ like patterns available including in multi-color pastels, as I recall, but nothing more exciting (like boomerangs) than that. I’ll look in some of my materials over the weekend and even see if I have anything I can post to give you retro ideas, but honestly, I think that Commercial sheet will hold the solution for you – if there is one.

      If you can handle linoleum in a single (rather than multicolor) shade, that certainly is available in sheet as well – from either Marmoleum, or Armstrong.

    3. Has anyone found sheet vinyl in colors like Marmoleum? I need to ‘float’ the flooring rather than glue. The Parkett floors are all slate or wood look. (The process is phtographic, I wish they would photograph marmoleum and print it in color onto the sheet vinyl!)

      • pam kueber says:

        Karen – look at the COMMERCIAL sections of the companies that sell vinyl flooring. Also, could you do rubber? For sure they have designs that look just like linoleum – and the finish is fantastic. Not sure how it’s installed, though.

        See my Fast & Easy Flooring page (where I don’t have a lot of sheet products identified, admittedly): http://retrorenovation.com/flooring/

    4. Rebecca Prichard says:

      Rubber floor can go right over ceramic tiles, btw.

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